Problem and Setting
Learning has always been a part of an individual’s daily life. As a person grows, he acquires new knowledge, skills, values, and preferences. Therefore, information plays a very huge role in molding an individual, his understanding, beliefs, and principles.
During the era of historic inventions, researches were made and documented for the sake of information that is ought to be available for the readers of the next generation. Documentation of information is essential to preserve the facts or ideas generated by the writer. Perhaps, this is the reason why books, internet and other information sources were invented.
The concept of written message originated from Egypt where the ancient Egyptians made use of papyrus rolls in writing their messages. Somewhat later, the Chinese introduced “lampblack” ink and printing from wooden blocks in the 6th century. The Greeks adopted the papyrus roll and passed it to the Romans. By the 15th century, paper manuscripts were common. Printing spread rapidly in the 15th century until the present time where billions of books were published. (Britannica-The Concise Encyclopedia)
Following the subsequent growth of information access, the latest technology introduced the “Internet” which is better described as an interconnection of a variety of computer networks which enable each connected unit to communicate directly, and the “World Wide Web” which serves as a collection of interconnected documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs. Tim Berners Lee, a British engineer and computer scientist, invented this World Wide Web which made it possible for people to research, transfer data, and communicate globally (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet).
Up to now, technology continues to amaze us. However, attached to this is the fact that technology continues to change the world and the way people acquire information. In the past generation, researchers rely mainly on...